The Official Student-Run Newspaper of California High School

The Californian

The Official Student-Run Newspaper of California High School

The Californian

The Official Student-Run Newspaper of California High School

The Californian

Seniors Madison Mittone, left, and Sachit Ganotra, acting as Bruno Mars, perform “Billionare” during the competition.

Lip Sync brings people together

Melissa Nguyen and Sherlyn Hernandez March 28, 2024

Cal High’s annual Lip Sync has done it again, pitting all four grade levels against each other in a thrilling competition for the most captivating performance. Each year leadership hosts Lip Sync and...

Before Cal’s campus was remodeled in the 2000s to what it looks like today, the campus consisted of a hexagonal shaped library where the quad is now with “pods” on four corners.

Cal High’s history spans half a century

Melissa Nguyen, Staff Writer March 5, 2024

Fifty years ago, Cal High began as a small middle school in an agricultural area most students wouldn’t recognize today. But over the years, Cal has transformed into a diverse and growing community...

Students gather in celebration of Valentine’s Day, satisfied as The Californian’s enlightening wisdom reignites their love lives in time for the holiday.

Valentine’s Day advice for desperate students

Melissa Nguyen, Staff Writer February 14, 2024

Welcome to The Californian’s Valentine’s Day edition advice column. As a people person and dating expert, I can confidently say that I am perfectly qualified to be your personal dating therapist for...

All of the criminal pumpkin spice goods plaguing the food industry in the fall and winter seasons line up for their mugshots.

It’s time for pumpkin spice to lose its heat

Melissa Nguyen, Staff Writer November 9, 2023

“Is pumpkin spice overrated?” This is the question that comes up every fall as the leaves start to change color and the weather gets cooler. The season of flannels, pumpkins, cinnamon apple treats,...

Freshman Neha Gaddam works on her geometry homework during class. Gaddam decided to enroll at Cal High this year despite living closer to Dougherty Valley High School.

Fewer Dougherty transfers come to Cal

Melissa Nguyen and Andrew Ma October 5, 2023

Over the past two years, more than 200 students have transferred from Dougherty Valley High School to Cal High, according to school records. Transfers from Dougherty were down more than 21 percent this...

College counselor not worth it

Melissa Nguyen, Staff Writer May 26, 2023

Many students and parents consider hiring personal college counselors to help them through the prolonged college application process. College counselors are professionals who know what the admissions...

Taylor Swift poses for her first album released in 2006, titled “Taylor Swift.” This artist has come a long way since then.

Taylor Swift is back on the road

Melissa Nguyen, Staff Writer April 28, 2023

After years of waiting, the well known and loved singer and songwriter Taylor Swift is back on tour. Swift is making her big return since a 2018-19 tour by performing songs from almost all of her previous...

Disneyland’s Splash Mountain is being remodeled because of the ties to a racist film.

Controversial Disney rides must be removed

Melissa Nguyen, Staff Writer February 9, 2023

Disneyland holds a special place in the hearts of many people. From the fun rides to great food to meeting life-size Disney characters, it’s easy to consider it to be – as Disney keeps telling us –...

Cal High’s chamber orchestra performs during the Winter Orchestra Concert on Dec. 8.

Winter concert is a big hit

Dhruv Kommuri and Melissa Nguyen December 19, 2022

Music is something that everyone enjoys, especially at this time of year with the holidays approaching. Cal hosted this year’s Winter Orchestra Concert on Dec. 8. Pieces such as “A Glimpse of Winter”,...

Jeffrey Dahmer series brings issues to light

Jeffrey Dahmer series brings issues to light

Melissa Nguyen, Staff Writer November 18, 2022

Throughout the years Netflix has released many serial killer documentaries and series that have been wildly successful. With the growing popularity of Netflix’s latest show, “Dahmer - Monster: The...

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